Belfast Telegraph

Woman 'offered home and business' to have husband's complaints dropped

Haixia Wu appeared before Belfast Magistrates' Court on Friday.
Haixia Wu appeared before Belfast Magistrates' Court on Friday.

By Alan Erwin

A woman allegedly offered her home and takeaway business in a bid to have complaints connected to her husband withdrawn, a court has heard.

Prosecutors claimed Haixia Wu also suggested jewellery and cash could be provided.

Details emerged as Wu appeared before Belfast Magistrates' Court on Friday charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice.

The 34-year-old, of Graymount Terrace in Newtownabbey, denies the offence, her lawyers confirmed.

She also faces a further allegation of assaulting a civilian detention officer by spitting on him after being brought into custody on Wednesday.

A judge was told she is accused of making offers to two individuals in exchange for the withdrawal of complaints.

The case relates to allegations about her husband - who is not known to be charged with any offence.

A Crown lawyer claimed Wu asked the pair: "Please no court, please no police."

He said she allegedly offered them jewellery in what they believed to be a bribe.

"The defendant offered their home, money and business, a local Chinese takeaway," the prosecutor further claimed.

Wu was granted bail on terms which include a ban on contacting either witness, including through social media.

She is also prohibited from entering a designated street in Belfast.

Deputy District Judge Joe Rice told her to return to court in four weeks time.

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